Savasana you had me at hello. Seriously, can we just skip practice and lay down for the next hour?
You know those days you walk into yoga class and when the teacher asks you how your are doing you grunt out "savasana" like a character off the Walking Dead. We all have been there. Its when we are so maxed out - our energy levels are zilch and we are impressed that we even showed up at all. It's those days when life is just too damn demanding. Savasana is the perfect antidote to our tech driven lives. Whatever you call it, savasana, corpse pose or final relaxation, it is absolutely vital as it physically slows down heart rate and relaxes muscular and skeletal tension, bring us into parasympathetic nervous system response, and helps to channel all energies inward. So get all snuggly. Seriously, go put on another layer, ugly socks, and your chunkiest blanket to cover up with, lock your bedroom door all to recharge your spiritual battery with one of these epically beautiful savasana songs.
Devi Prayer (21.23 minutes) | 108 Sacred Names of Mother Divine- Craig Pruess and Ananda
Each time I listen to Devi Prayer, it has a profound effect on me. It soothes your soul and makes you feel like you are being cradled by the divine mother. The song is a bit long, at 21 minutes and is chanted in Sanskrit so allow yourself plenty of time to rest in Savasana.
SnakeRoot (8.04 minutes) | The Song of the Tree by Lis Addison
The slow, growing percussion in the background is this constant pulsation that reminds me of a heartbeat. I picture this serpentine woman dancing trance-like in the forest. This is a perfect savasana piece as it takes you on a journey: Lis Addison said "when change comes the snake needs to shed its skin in order to grow".
Abbess Hildegard (3.28 minutes) | Sheila Chandra- The Zen Kiss
Reminds me of a Benedictine choir, weaves a climactic spell of only vocals. Hauntingly beautiful!
Weightless (8.08 minutes) | Marconi Union
The song is otherworldly -purely instrumental, ambient music. It will help to take you to your highest chakras and leave you feeling completely at peace.
A River Could Be Loved (4.04 minutes) | Brightblack Morning Light
This is a cool song. It reminds me of the movie "Brother Where Art Thou" the scene with the sirens. Great for the savasanas where you don't want to fall asleep because its early in the morning and you still have your entire day ahead of you. Check it out.
That's all I have for you today. Hopefully these 5 songs inspire your next savasana!